Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education). While over 30 of the University’s academic programs are accredited by their own specialized accreditors, Ohio University as a whole is accredited by HLC; all of the University’s programs and units are covered by this institution-wide accreditation. HLC offers three different pathways to institutional accreditation. They are the Standard Pathway, the Open Pathway, and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP, soon to be phased out) pathway. Ohio University has been in AQIP since 2002. The next HLC Comprehensive Evaluation and visit will occur no later than Fall 2024.
Executive Vice President and Provost
OHIO Faculty Cohort Hire Initiative
Ohio University has launched a university-wide initiative focused on hiring cohorts (or clusters) of faculty guided by OHIO’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Specifically, the Ohio University Faculty Cohort Hire Initiative advances Ohio University commitment to recruiting, developing, and retaining faculty from diverse backgrounds through providing support, mentorship, and opportunities for personal and professional development.
The Cohort Faculty Hiring Initiative supplements traditional faculty hiring practices and norms by providing salary support for new strategic faculty positions. Through targeted hiring, Ohio University strives to support scholars and teachers dedicated to achieving and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment.